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Why Everyone Needs A Nemesis: Harnessing pettiness for greatness

Elle Hunt

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Self-help & personal development

What if traits you'd always thought of as negative, were actually positive attributes? In this new series of short pieces, we examine the idea that 'Everything Bad Is Good For You'.

We all obsess about worrying less, but worrying can actually be good for you. Similarly we strive to be proactive and fast - but aren't there hidden benefits to procrastinating? The last thing a parent is meant to do is neglect their offspring, but children do amazing things when you just leave them alone. And at work we spend hours frantically brainstorming, but isn't there a benefit to just lazily staring out of the window?

In Why Everyone Needs a Nemesis, journalist Elle Hunt explores the idea that rather than being a bad habit, harnessing your inner pettiness could actually lead you to greatness.

EVERYTHING BAD IS GOOD FOR YOU is a new series of short pieces dedicated to the much-maligned personality traits that we should actually be promoting. Just as Susan Cain's QUIET showed that introversion is actually a superpower and Sarah Knight made us all realise that not giving a f**k can actually improve our lives, these surprising and entertaining audiobooks will celebrate our perceived flaws - and show why embracing rather than supressing them can be the difference between failure and success.

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